MEDCAMP is a three-day intensive immersion experience held in the summer, designed to stimulate students’ interests in the basic sciences related to medicine and pharmacy, and to expose them to career opportunities in those fields. The program, for students entering the ninth grade in the fall, is designed to provide "hands-on" experiences in biomedical science workshops involving research, clinical problem-solving and an introduction to the fields of clinical medicine and pharmacy.
View the 2012 MEDCAMP video, "Immune Response to Bacteria."
The MEDCAMP Experience
MEDCAMP 2013 will be held from Thursday, July 11 - Saturday, July 13. Students will spend two-and-a-half days at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). They learn how a physician talks with a patient, how to study the clues to a patient’s illness and how to solve the case by using critical thinking skills in addition to modern laboratory techniques.
Evenings are used for group activities and study sessions and students will be chaperoned and transported by bus to a Kent State University dormitory for overnight accommodations. Meals are provided.
Who is Eligible?
Applicants must be current eighth-grade students(will have completed eighth grade at the time of MEDCAMP) with science and math grades at a level of "B" or above and must reside in one of the following counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Crawford, Holmes, Mahoning, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas or Wayne.
How to Apply
Students may nominate themselves or may be nominated to the program by a teacher or guidance counselor.
The 2014 MEDCAMP application will become available in January 2014.
Remember to include:
- A letter of recommendation from a science or math teacher, or a guidance counselor
- A personal essay (students must demonstrate an interest in medicine or pharmacy as a possible career)
- Transcript from seventh grade and current eighth grade report card (science and math grades must be "B" or above)
Applications are due to the NEOMED AHEC office by April 18, 2014.
Want to learn more?
For more information, please contact:
Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
1.800.686.2511 ext. 6584